Sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the annual  Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Award program recognizes projects that illustrate the exciting possibilities of building with structural steel.

This year’s winner’s included the following outstanding projects:

All photos courtesy of AISC.

Check out AISC’s stunning 2020 Winner’s Book showcasing the winners and providing details on the unique construction design and use of structural steel.


Calling all innovators! If you recently worked on a particularly outstanding project that featured structural steel, submit an entry. The IDEAS² Awards showcase the innovative use of structural steel in:

  • the accomplishment of the structure’s program
  • the expression of architectural intent
  • the application of innovative design approaches to the structural system
  • leveraging productivity-enhancing construction methods

Submit it for a 2021 IDEAS² Award by 11:59 p.m. Central on Oct. 15, 2020!



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  • Tony Bouquot, General Manager, Metal Building Manufacturers Association
  • Paul Giovannoni, Managing Director, FMI Corporation
  • Alan Scott, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Consultant, Building Science Solutions at Intertek
  • Sarah Skidmore, Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach, Skidmore Consulting

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